José Maria Macedo
Founding Partner, Founder & Managing Partner at Delphi Ventures, Delphi Labs
Jose Maria Macedo is Founding Partner at Delphi Ventures and Founder & Managing Partner at Delphi Labs. Delphi Digital is a research-driven firm dedicated to advancing the understanding and development of the growing digital asset market. Delphi Digital has grown to 72 team members spanning three distinct business lines: Research, Labs and Ventures. Delphi’s foundations lie in producing institutional grade research for some of crypto’s top funds, institutions and investors, including the likes of Polychain, Pantera, Ark Invest, Framework, Blocktower and many others.
Before entering the digital asset space, Jose was a pro poker player, achieving one of the highest global win-rates in 6max poker, playing some of the higehest stakes online and attracting sponsorships from LockPoker and PokerStrategy (the largest poker training site in the world). At 19, Jose quit poker and studied Economics & Philosophy with a focus on Game Theory and Econometrics, graduating with a first-class honours while starting several businesses, including a successful exit of his e-commerce business to Gailarde Ltd – a large UK-based wholesaler. His business ventures have been featured on National TV and Huffington Post, as well as earning him the Forbes 30 Under 30 Award, Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Award (presented by Prince Andrew), Shell Livewire Grand Ideas Award, Enterprise Champion award, Student Entrepreneur of the Year.